Mermaid Popsicles {Fun Summer Frozen Treat}

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The Mermaid Popsicles is a fun, summer frozen treat your kids will love. This easy popsicle recipe has a shimmery look. Plus the surprise chocolate bubbles in this popsicle. What is not to love about this summer popsicle recipe?



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Summer Fun Recipes

Now that it is summer, I wanted to have a little fun with popsicle recipes. I love thinking outside the box when comes to creating recipes. These mermaid popsicles are me thinking outside the box to create fun summer recipes.



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Everything Mermaid

Every year there seems to be a new theme for recipes. Last year it was a unicorn, this year it seems to be a mermaid. Confession, I have been wanting to do some type of mermaid themed recipe for a while.



Creating Mermaid Popsicle

So small confession, when I said I have been wanting to create a mermaid recipe for a while, I should add it was for a cocktail. Ever since my Unicorn Kisses Cocktail has gone viral, I have been wanting to do another whimsical alcohol drink, but make it mermaid instead. In my experiments for a mermaid cocktail, these mermaid popsicles came to be.




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Mermaid Popsicles

How did an alcohol drink inspire a kids popsicle? Well, I was in the store looking for blue shimmer dust to make the drink shimmer when I spotted edible pearls. Edible pearls are simply Sixlets chocolate candy with pastel pearlized coating on them.


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The thought came to me when I saw the candy pearls, how about making a mermaid popsicle with that candy. The thing is, I had no idea how to make this mermaid popsicle since the recipe didn’t exist yet. Or even how I would incorporate those candied pearls into a summer mermaid popsicle recipe.



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How to Make Mermaid Popsicles

Since the candy pearls have chocolate in them, I need a flavor that would compliment that. Also, the other issue with creating a mermaid popsicle colors. I knew I wanted blue and some green in this mermaid popsicle recipe.


I went over to the juice aisle in the store to see what sounded like it might go well with chocolate. Then I spotted it, Hawaiian Punch’s Limited time new flavor: White Water Wave. It was coconut pineapple flavor, both flavors go well with chocolate!


As the name suggested, it is white colored not blue. So how can I use that to become a mermaid popsicle? Looking in the basket, I saw the blue luster dust I was buying for a mermaid cocktail, BINGO!


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So I came home and let my mermaid popsicle recipe development began. I first put a few the candied pearls into the popsicle molds. Next step was making the mermaid’s tail.


I poured the dink into a measuring glass and added the blue shimmer dust. It did turn the drink blue! Plus as a bonus, it gave this beautiful shimmer to the mermaid drink. Then I poured the drink into each of the popsicle molds.


I noticed immediately that the pearls color coating was blending with the blue drink to make a greenish hue. PERFECT! This kid’s popsicle recipe is starting to look very mermaidish. It needs that final mermaid touch, but what?


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Again it was an ingredient I got for the mermaid cocktail that gave this it final wow factor for this popsicle recipe. I got this iridescent sanding sugar for the rim of the glass for the cocktail. What if I just sprinkled a tiny bit of this sugar into the popsicle molds?


Then I froze the molds to see if a mermaid popsicle recipe was born. It was! The pearls looked beautiful like scales, the sugar looked like shiny bubbles and the whole popsicle had a nice color and shimmer. It was a mermaid frozen treat!


How did it taste? WONDERFUL! I tested with a friends daughter and it was princess approved she told me. Hey, she loves princesses, so to me her saying that makes this mermaid popsicle recipe a winner!



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Mermaid Popsicles Recipe
Yield: 4 popsicles

Mermaid Popsicles Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

The Mermaid Popsicles is a fun, summer frozen treat your kids will love. This easy popsicle recipe has a shimmery look. Plus the surprise chocolate bubbles in this popsicle. What is not to love about this summer popsicle recipe?


  • 1 cup Hawaiian Punch White Water Wave
  • 1/8 teaspoon Blue Shimmer Dust
  • 2 Tablespoons Shimmer Summer Spring Sixlets
  • 1/8 teaspoon White Sparkling Sanding Sugar
  • popsicle molds


  1. Use a measuring glass to add the Hawaiian Punch White  Water Wave drink to.
  2. Next, add the blue shimmer dust and mix.
  3. Place a little of the shimmer summer spring Sixlets into each of the popsicle molds.
  4. Then pour the Hawaiian Punch into each of the popsicle molds.
  5. Sprinkle into the popsicles a little bit of the white sanding sugar.
  6. Place the sticks into the popsicle molds and place in the freezer.
  7. Allow the popsicles to freeze for 2 hours.
  8. Take them out and ENJOY!


You can use more blue shimmer if you like, you can control the color. You can also do other colors if you like, like pink, purple, etc.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160

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  • Dan from Platter Talk
    June 17, 2018

    Dee, these frozen summer treats are going to be devoured by our kids before they have a chance to melt in this hot summer weather! What a fun and delicious idea; thanks so much for sharing!

  • michele
    June 17, 2018

    I love the candies in these… my niece is going to flip over them! Thanks so much!

  • Angela
    June 18, 2018

    How fun are these? I need to grab a mold to make these asap! Perfect poolside treat.

  • Michaela Kenkel
    June 18, 2018

    My niece is going to FLIP when I make these for her!! She is a Mermaid through and through! 😉

  • Debra C.
    June 18, 2018

    What a fun summertime treat and a great way to cool off!

  • Ashlyn
    June 18, 2018

    Oh my goodness, I love these! My daughter would absolutely flip for them! I will have to make some for her and my boys this summer!

  • Ashlyn
    June 18, 2018

    Oh my goodness, I just love these! I can’t wait to try them for my kiddos this summer! Such a refreshing treat!